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Grand National 1840 - 1849

By the 1840's the founder of the race, William Lynn (who was the proprietor of the Waterloo Hotel and Head of a syndicate who had leased the land for Aintree, from William Molyneux 2nd Earl of Sefton.) was suffering from ill-health. He found…

Grand National 1860 - 1869

The 1860's saw a decline in the number of horses entering and the number of people attending the National.The race was in danger of sliding into oblivion, the general consensus of opinion was the fences were becoming too tame and the challenge…

Grand National 1880 - 1889

The 1880's held no major surprises with the great exception of the 1882 National, which was held in some of the worst conditions ever encountered at Aintree. Heavy snow and freezing conditions put many runners off and there were only 12 entrants,…